October 2010 - Melvin Collins '75


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The Macbassador of the month for October is Melvin Collins '75. Melvin has volunteered for every opportunity on campus from serving as a host family for Macalester students of color to hosting first-year dinners, from serving on the Alumni Board to serving on the Board of Trustees. He is known in some circles as "Mr. Macalester." He was a 2007 Alumni Award recipient and continues to be a steadfast Macalester volunteer in activities that directly make a difference in the lives of Macalester students.

One example of his work for the college is his participation in last year's pilot run of the new Career Exploreship program that connects Macalester sophomores with alumni for job shadowing opportunities. Melvin hosted a psychology major at Securian Financial and said of the experience, "I really enjoyed spending time with Igor and learning more about him, his interests and aspirations. He was very engaging and came prepared with good questions. We plan to meet again."

Collins is also a loyal financial contributor, giving to Macalester for many years. Join us in congratulating Melvin Collins for being Macbassador of the Month!


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